Recently my partner and I adopted a kitten for the family, my 4 year old loves the kitten and is very gentle and gets along well with it.
However when my nieces come over they chase the kitten, poke things in her ears, shake her and frighten her. I’ve tried explaining they have to be gentle or she’ll scratch them, I’ve tried locking the kitten away but that’s cruel to her.
I’m worried the kitten will hurt on of the kids. How can I get the girls to understand that the kitten doesn’t like what they are doing? The girls are 7, 6 and 3 years old. I’m worried if the kitten scratches them or bites I’ll get in trouble off the parents
Generally the kitten is very timid and just snuggles up on the couch. She does hiss as the girls and run away when she’s scared